Preparing New Students for Legal Practice in a 'Flat World'

24 Penn State International Law Review 787 (2006)

10 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013  

Martin H. Belsky

University of Akron - School of Law

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

I went to a law school (Columbia University) specifically because of their international program and became involved with almost all aspects of that program -- which they called “transnational law.” I also did graduate work in International Affairs and Law. I was, and am, committed to incorporating transnational law concepts into the law school program. And I have had administrative responsibilities that have made me take a pragmatic approach to reaching that goal.

During this workshop, we have heard many ideas about bringing transnational law and issues into the first year curriculum. We have heard descriptions of the actions of individual faculty members, and administrators of law schools with adequate resources to promote that integration. This is a narrative about “Globalization for the Rest of Us.”

Keywords: international law, preparing law students, practice of law, flat world

JEL Classification: K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Belsky, Martin H., Preparing New Students for Legal Practice in a 'Flat World' (March 1, 2013). 24 Penn State International Law Review 787 (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227040

Martin H. Belsky (Contact Author)

University of Akron - School of Law ( email )

150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901
United States

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